Greetings, word lovers. Magaly here, writing to you while high October-is-coming! fumes. In
case you haven’t noticed, I might be more than slightly obsessed with the tenth
month of the year. I could blame it all on the thought of pumpkin chili and skull
cakes, or on the all-around overabundance of witchy hats. But that wouldn’t be
fair or true, since the fact that I will get to delight in scary prose
and creepy poetry happens to be just as guilty.
I love my October in
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it? Look at these maple branches. Don’t they give you a thrill--several thrills?” — Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery
I love my October in
hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
— “October”, by Robert Frost
And I love, love, LOVE it when October speaks directly to us (or, um… to April *cough*):
“October knew, of course, that the action of turning a page, of ending a chapter or shutting a book, did not end the tale. Having admitted that, he would also avow that happy endings were never difficult to find: “It is simply a matter,” he explained to April, “of finding a sunny place in a garden, where the light is golden and the grass is soft; somewhere to rest, to stop reading, and to be content.” — Season of Mists (The Sandman #4), by Neil Gaiman
I could go on and on about October, but I suspect
you already tired of my autumnal cheer
and stopped reading. So, I better get
to our Scribblings: for today’s prompt, I wish for everyone to
create new poetry or prose inspired by anything October. Think of traditions,
colors, rituals, folklore, memories of events lived in that month… and then
write, link, read, and share your thoughts on the contributions of others.
As always, this prompt will stay open until next Wednesday.
One link per participant, please. If you choose to delight us with prose, the
word count should be 369 words or fewer. Do have fun. Stay safe and healthy. And
if you have a minute (or 3), tell
us a bit about your favorite month.
Go ahead, our Mr. Linky loves your words—feed him, poets and storytellers!